Proofpoint Protection Server 5.5.5 Cross Site Scripting

Type packetstorm
Reporter Karan Khosla
Modified 2011-05-04T00:00:00


                                            `Sense of Security - Security Advisory - SOS-11-005  
Release Date. 03-May-2011  
Last Update. -  
Vendor Notification Date. 28-Apr-2011  
Product. Proofpoint Protection Server  
Platform. Appliance  
Affected versions. 5.5.5 (verified), and possibly others  
Severity Rating. Medium  
Impact. Cookie/credential theft,  
impersonation, loss of confidentiality  
Attack Vector. Remote without authentication  
Solution Status. Vendor patch  
CVE reference. Not yet assigned  
The Proofpoint Protection Server offers anti-spam and anti-virus,  
connection management, email firewall and policy enforcement features.  
A Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in the   
Proofpoint Protection Server where input is passed to the query string   
of process.cgi. This has occurred as a result of the application not   
properly filtering HTML tags which allows malicious JavaScript to be   
embedded. When input is incorrectly validated and not properly sanitised   
and then displayed in a web page, attackers can trick users into viewing   
the web page and causing malicious code to be executed.  
Proof of Concept.  
The Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability can be triggered by using the   
following URL:  
Where: is the internal FQDN of the Proofpoint  
appliance (this is the link received in the 'quarantine mail alert' email)  
Note: the recipient and msg_id parameters do not need to be valid (exist on  
Proofpoint) to trigger the vulnerability.  
The vendor has advised that 'Patch 1084' is now available,   
and should be applied to fix this issue.  
Discovered by.  
Karan Khosla - Sense of Security Labs.  
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